In part one of Delicious, Protein-Packed Recipes we mentioned how you might be looking for some healthy protein-packed meals to eat after your workout with your protein shake or in-replacement of it. We got another recipe that is delicious and will get you the essentials you need post-workout.
Turkey Meatballs with Whole-Wheat Pasta
This meal will get you the carbs and protein you need without the extra calories you’d get from the usual spaghetti and meatball meal, which is filled with grease and unhealthy fats.
½ Pound of Ground Lean Turkey
½ Medium-Sized Red Onion (Diced)
½ Medium-Sized Green Pepper (Diced)
Two Egg Whites
¼ Cup of Crushed Cornflakes
¾ Cup of Cherry Tomatoes
1 Tablespoon of Olive Oil
½ Box of Whole-Wheat Pasta
Bring a large pot of water to a boil, reduce heat and place pasta into the pot. Cook pasta until soften, but not to the point of mush. Make sure to check on the pasta every few minutes. Pre-heat your oven to 400 degrees. Place the ground turkey, egg whites, green peppers, red onions and cornflakes into a mixing bowl. Mix with your hands until everything is fully incorporated. Start taking small, handful amounts of the mixture and form them into an sphere/meatball. Place the meatballs onto a baking sheet, spaced apart and cook for 20-25 minutes.
Heat a large skillet to medium heat. Put your tablespoon of olive oil into the skillet. Throw your whole-wheat pasta into the skillet, followed by your cherry tomatoes. Stir the pasta, olive oil and cherry tomatoes as the flavors marinate together. Throw in your meatballs hot out of the oven and continue to stir. It should take 10-15 minutes to incorporate all of the flavors and get a nice cook on the cherry tomatoes.
Then, it is ready to serve.